OnlyFans launches OFTV app with content that’s safe for work
The app is pitched as a way to "enjoy videos from your favourite OF creators from the convenience of your mobile device".
August 17, 2021
Startup Laylo takes its funding to $5m with latest round
Laylo has pivoted to a B2B customer relationship management (CRM) startup that helps musicians and creators build pre-sale landing pages.
July 27, 2021
Music marketing app Breakr raises $4.2m of seed funding
We wrote about startup Breakr in February this year: it was a tool to help artists and labels identify influencers to work with on marketing campaigns. Now the company has raised a $4.2m seed funding round led by Slow Ventures,...
July 21, 2021
Report: TikTok is first non-Facebook app to reach 3bn downloads
TikTok has reached an important new milestone, at least if analytics firm Sensor Tower’s latest number-crunching is correct. It claims that TikTok has become the first non-Facebook mobile app to reach 3bn downloads...
July 15, 2021
Facebook commissions study on Apple and Google default apps
Facebook has commissioned a study of whether owners of Android and iOS devices tend to mainly use the default apps offered by Google and Apple. Sit down for this bombshell: the study concluded that they do. “The results...
July 8, 2021
ByteDance rival Kuaishou’s apps have more than 1bn active users
We wrote about Chinese short-video app Kuaishou in March this year, when its parent company announced that it had more than 750 million monthly active users, and 305 million daily active users. Now the company, Kuaishou...
June 24, 2021
Spotify buys recently-launched podcast discovery app Podz
In February we wrote about a brand new app called Podz, which stripped out 60-second clips from podcasts to create an ‘infinite feed’ of listening based on users’ interests. “This is something that...
June 18, 2021
Apple keen for more developers to use its MusicKit API
Spatial audio and lossless music may have grabbed the headlines for Apple Music recently, but behind the scenes Apple is starting a new push for developers to integrate its streaming service into their apps. Its new MusicKit...
June 17, 2021
Messaging app IRL has 12m users and $170m of new funding
IRL is an interesting beast as social apps go: part calendar, part group messaging. According to TechCrunch it has just raised $170m of Series C funding, at a valuation of $1.17bn. This, despite being relatively small...
June 16, 2021
Apple’s 2020 App Store billings grew by 24% to $643bn
Apple’s latest salvo in the arguments (and, indeed, lawsuits and regulatory investigations) about its App Store is some new stats from last year. The company says that its App Store ecosystem “facilitated $643 billion...
June 3, 2021
The other Turntable launches its social music app
We’ve got a confusing few months ahead: whenever we’re writing about Turntable, we’ll need to explain which of the TWO revived versions of the famous social music service we’re talking about. Last month we wrote about...
June 3, 2021